MAGNA, Utah (ABC4 News) – According to the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, we had 212 aftershocks following Wednesdays 5.7 earthquake in Magna.
In a tweet issued by the UUSS, they said the largest was the 5.7 magnitude that shook Utahn’s around the state at 7:09 a.m. There have been 26 aftershocks of M3 or larger, and a 4.6 aftershock around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday.
The remaining aftershocks all happened from March 18 – 20.
Rumors spread quickly on Wednesday that a larger earthquake was likely, causing much anxiety and fear for many individuals, but specialists were quick to jump in and offer some insight:
However an updated forecast by the United States Geological Survey shows a 1% Chance of Aftershock Above 5.7
The USGS said over the next week there is a less than 1 percent chance of one or more aftershocks that are larger than magnitude 5.7. It is likely that there will be many smaller earthquakes over the next week, with 0 to 240 magnitude 3 or higher aftershocks.
The event was widely felt, with over 35,000 “Did You Feel It?” reports submitted. The earthquake caused damage to some structures and left thousands temporarily without power.
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